Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Article 50 Day - March 29th, 2017

Today, March 29th, 2017 is the day that many have been either looking forward to or dreading. 

The day when Theresa May triggers Article 50 to start the UK's departure from the European Union. I'm very sure it will be remembered as a landmark day, however the process ends. I'm just going to mark it by posting a note I hastily wrote on my Notes app on my phone in February 2016, some 6 months before the referendum. My views have not changed one iota since then: 

"The only way the people will get the information is from politicians or news media who will spin it to suit their aims. Being brutally honest, the average 'joe' such as you and I really don't know and I don't believe should be trusted with such a decision. It's a huge one and I believe an abdication of responsibility to let us decide. If in years to come, whatever decision is made is proved to be wrong, it will be our fault for voting the wrong way. We elect these politicians who are paid handsomely to run the country and it should be they and their expert advisors who decide. I understand why everyone feels they should be involved and I will of course vote with my head and heart. But I still feel this is an abdication of responsibility on the part of governments." 

I'll say no more for now and hope that whatever transpires in the next 2 critical years does not harm the country we all know and love.